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Today's News

  • County to get rid of mold; look for its source in jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While county officials look for the root of the problem, Bullitt Fiscal Court members voted to spend up to $4,000 to get rid of mold growing in portions of the detention center.

    Jailer Martha Knox reported the mold problem about a month ago to county officials.

    Since that time, bids have been received.

    The mold is in the large room used for video arraignments and in the GED room.

    Both are critical to the operation of the facility, said Knox.

  • Pair face charges for sex trafficking of a minor

     LOUISVILLE – A Lexington, Kentucky, woman and Clarksville, Tennessee man were charged by a federal grand jury today with a single count of sex trafficking a 15-year-old female, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Crystal L. Bradshaw, a/k/a Crystal Thurman, age 41, and Ralph W. Goodwin, age 65, face no less than 10 years in prison and no more than a life sentence, a $250,000 fine, and no less than five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release.

  • Bowling Green sub teacher charged with child porn

     BOWLING GREEN – A substitute teacher, formerly employed by the Bowling Green (Kentucky) School system, was charged in a criminal complaint this week with possession and distribution of child pornography announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Leon Lussier, age 49, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was arrested on September 1, 2015, and appeared before United States Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl later that day.

  • State treasurer warns of phony IRS tax scam

     Frankfort – Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says scam artists are at work again calling Kentuckians and identifying themselves as IRS representatives telling folks they owe money to the IRS and threatening legal action if they don’t pay.

    "The IRS does not initially contact taxpayers by phone so if you receive a call or get a voice message from someone claiming to be a representative from the IRS threatening to take legal action against you, it’s a good bet it’s a scam,” Hollenbach said.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 30

     ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 30, 2015

     

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

  • Cougars set to visit Gossett and Southern on Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It will be a battle between rivals and friends on Friday when Bullitt Central makes the short trip to Okolona to take on fellow Class 5-A foe Southern.

    The Trojans are now coached by Mike Gossett who worked as an assistant coach at Bullitt Central the past eight years. For many of those seasons Gossett was the ‘Coach in Waiting’ when Danny Leasor was hired. Instead, Leasor stayed eight years and three years ago Gossett moved from coaching to being the school’s athletic director.

  • Action everywhere heading into Labor Day break

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Once again this season, The Pioneer news will run the results from the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League in each Wednesday edition during the season.

    The statistics used each week are provided to the newspaper by the league and the individual teams. Questions about yardage, scoring and tackles should be directed to the league and those teams.

  • 180 Counseling can give patients complete turnaround in their life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new Bullitt County business looks to be a Good Samaritan and offer customers a complete 180-degree life turnaround.

    180 Counseling Services offers assistance to sufferers of drug and alcohol abuse. The recently-renamed company was formerly known as Trunnell and Associates.

    Brian Anthony is a certified state and international drug and alcohol counselor, who said 180 offered more than just court-ordered DUI programs.

  • Car show for history

     Over 100 vehicles came to the Shepherdsville City Park on Saturday to show off their classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.

    They also came with a purpose - to help raise money for the restoration of the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse.

    Today’s Kids in Shepherdsville sponsored the car show in an effort to generate funds to complete the restoration of the last African-American schoolhouse in the county.

    It is presently located next to the board of education office on Highway 44 East.

  • Getting good jobs and preparing for them

     I recently ran across a report from Georgetown University regarding “Good Jobs” created since the end of the 2008-10 recession.  

    The study’s authors define good jobs as those paying more than $53,000 annually for a full-time, full-year worker, so we are talking about very, very good jobs for a young person starting their career in Kentucky.

    In addition, the majority of these good jobs are full time, offer health insurance and provide employer sponsored retirement plans - adding more than 30 percent on top of employee base salary.